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Indigenous Peoples

Under the Rule of Islam

 

by Frederick P. Isaac

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The Abode of War & the Abode of Peace
 

 

In the process of spreading the message of Allah through the invading armies of Islam, the concept of Umma nation expanded to mean and include all future Islamic states, forming one united Islamic nation. This direction justified violent actions and motivated them towards more conquests and the spread of their religion under the banner of ‘Allaho Akbar’. To achieve its long-term objective, Islam divided the world into two abodes: the Abode of Peace (Dar Al-Silm): conquered land that is brought directly under its sovereign rule, and the Abode of War (Dar Al-Harb): land yet to be conquered, subsequent to bringing it under its direct control and rule. To increase their landmass, confrontational methods of Dar Al-Silm Islamic states, against Dar Al-Harb non-Muslim states, vary. They are consistent, uncompromising and aggressive, as if they have all the time in the world, believing that the final say in the end would be theirs. Some of the coercive measures Dar Al-Silm states take against the multiethnic millets are methodical and range from exerting travel restrictions and economic pressure to exemplary penalties in order to keep them in check until they recant their religion, embrace Islam and become part of the Umma Nation.

Several Islamic states claim that their constitution is secular, adopted from the West. This may be so, but in name only. In practice, they are all sectarian in that, from time to time, certain articles are amended to agree with the shari’ah or new Islamic laws are added to the constitution, without a plebiscite, ignoring the rights of their subjects and the rest of the native inhabitants. It is part of their Islamisation process. They apply it daily in the Abode of Peace against the non-Muslims in countries such as Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Sudan, Algeria, Nigeria, Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia. The methodical pressure Islam exerts on non-Muslims includes the form of the aggressive jihad approach. Often times the consequence of their jihad is the dreadful choice between accepting the newly introduced shari’ah religious law and abiding by it literally, or being confronted and inflicted with instant physical punishment. The victim is viciously attacked when confronted publicly or when in custody. Presently, Nigeria has introduced the Islamic Shari’ah Law, forcing the Christians to accept the change and to toe the line or face retribution. The Nigerian government is determined to bring Islamic cultural and social discipline to all the people of Nigeria, regardless of their diversified ethnic cultures and religions (Hiro, 1989: pp 100, 111; Polk, 1991: pp 46-47).

 

 

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